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Standard concerns substation electric power connections.

Press Release Summary:

Aug 07, 2009 - Last revised in 2005, ANSI/NEMA CC 1-2009 Electric Power Connection for Substations covers uninsulated connectors and bus supports made of metal and intended for use with conductors or bus made of copper or aluminum alloy and found in substations. This revision offers performance requirements, test methods, and design requirements reformatted with the intention of making it more user-friendly and emulating formatting used by IEC.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Publishes ANSI/NEMA CC 1-2009 Electric Power Connection for Substations

Press release date: Jul 30, 2009

ROSSLYN, Va., July 30, 2009-The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI/NEMA CC 1-2009 Electric Power Connection for Substations. The standard was produced by NEMA's Electrical Connector Section, and was last revised in 2005.

CC 1 covers uninsulated connectors and bus supports that are made of metal and intended for use with conductors or bus made of copper or aluminum alloy and found in substations. Connectors that are supplied in equipment are covered by the equipment standards instead and are excluded from this standard. The document includes performance requirements, test methods, and design requirements.

In this revision, CC 1 was reformatted with the intention of making it more user friendly and also emulate the formatting used by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

According to Ron Lai and Jim Zahnen of the Electrical Connector Section, "To make ANSI/NEMA CC 1 a more global document, we have added information on terminal pad dimensions and hardware that are used outside of North America. Sizes of conductors used in the Americas have been shown in square millimeters to allow the user of the standard to make comparisons with other systems."

The contents and scope of ANSI/NEMA CC 1-2009 may be viewed, or a hardcopy or electronic copy purchased for $97, by visiting www.nema.org/stds/cc1.cfm, or by contacting IHS at 800-854-7179 (within the U.S.), 303-397-7956 (international), 303-397-2740 (fax), or global.ihs.com.

NEMA is the association of electrical and medical imaging equipment manufacturers. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its approximately 450 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end use of electricity. These products are used in utility, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. The association's Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) Division represents manufacturers of cutting-edge medical diagnostic imaging equipment including MRI, CT, x-ray, and ultrasound products. Worldwide sales of NEMA-scope products exceed $120 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing and Mexico City.

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